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Ms. Schwartz from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Make Math Come to Life!

Help me give my students ten frame sets, write and wipe boards, the mat floor game, and other hands-on math manipulatives.

  • $557 goal

This project expired on February 28, 2019.

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My Students

Second grade is such a pivotal year for my students. I work in a high needs neighborhood in the south side of Chicago. My school is one of many in the Chicago Public School District. I am hoping to see tremendous growth in my students both academically and emotionally. Everyday, we expect our students to embody excellence by showing Commitment, Accountability, Responsibility, and Emotional Intelligence. I hold my students to high expectations and I am confident they will soar above and beyond.

My scholars are brilliant, bright, and excited learners that deserve to be celebrated for all of their successes and come to a positive learning environment each and every day.

My Project

After working with my students for a few months now, what I am noticing is that my students lack the connection between concrete to conceptual understanding of math. My hope is that the items in my cart help bridge the gap for my students so that math is no longer frustrating but is hands on, engaging, and enjoyable.

Students start to initiate their own learning and connect dots that create momentous jumps in learning.

With a constructivist approach, students synthesize new understanding from prior learning and new information.

The manipulatives and math materials I have in my cart are tools for students' success. Something like the place value flip chart allows students to create a number and assign each digit to it's place value, which is a skill 2nd graders continuously work on. Different activities like the ten frame sets, write and wipe boards, and the mat floor game allow students to work together and challenge each other. Tools like these draw them away from teacher-led learning and allows students to dive into math independently.

Ms. Schwartz
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Dry Erase Lapboards | 9 x 12 inch Large Whiteboard | Pack of 25 White Board Set | Great for Teachers, Students, Children, Classroom | Reusable, Durable, Portable, Single Sided Whiteboard (25 Pack) • Amazon Business $34.95 2 $69.90
ETA hand2mind Rekenrek, Math Counting Frame, Dry Erase Answer Paddle Board (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $24.95 2 $49.90
Nasco TB25013T Place Value to Millions/Decimal Tabletop Student Flip Chart Set, 3-1/2 x 11-3/4", Grades 3-6 (Set of 10) • Amazon Business $49.40 1 $49.40
Really Good Stuff 161724 Number of The Day Space-Saver Pocket Chart • Amazon Business $42.74 1 $42.74
Magnetic Ten-Frame Set, Including 5 Frames (no Hollowed Out) and 55 Colorful Discs (Upgraded Version for Fridge & Hand-held) • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Learning Resources LER3799 Write & Wipe Fact Family Boards • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
TecUnite 30 Pack Magnetic Whiteboard Dry Eraser Chalkboard Cleansers Wiper for Classroom Office (Blue, 1.97 x 1.97 Inch) • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Learning Resources Make a Splash 120 Mat Floor Game, 136 Pieces • Amazon Business $23.09 1 $23.09
Learning Resources Giant Magnetic Number Bonds, 55 Pieces • Amazon Business $21.30 1 $21.30
Lakeshore Learning Operations Equivalency Puzzles (12 Puzzles) Grades 1-2 • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Magnetic Number Flash Cards - Large 0-25 Number Cards with Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division Symbols • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
ETA hand2mind 3/4-Inch Multi-Colored Linking UniLink Cubes (Set of 100) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Learning Advantage 7297 Ten Frame Foam Dice, 4 Red and 2 Blue, Grade: Kindergarten to 2 (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Carson-Dellosa CD-110215 Number Line Bulletin Board Set • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Carson-Dellosa Just Teach Number Cards Bulletin Board Set • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29

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